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Relay X1 Module


#1

Hi,

I have a question regarding Relay X1. Normally I can switch the relay on or off with my FEZ Spider and then a circuit will be closed. But I need something which informs my board by itself if the circuit is closed, e.g. when someone rings a doorbell. And now my questions:

Can I use the relay both ways so that’ll inform my board if some other source has switched it on or off? If not is there a way I can do this?

Thanks in advance for your help,
Mike


#2

Welcome to the forum

You probably want to learn some stuff about GPIO. Maybe check here for conceptual stuff: http://www.bit-101.com/blog/?p=3813

And after that check: https://www.ghielectronics.com/docs/5/digital-inputs

If its your first play with hardware it might be difficult, but you are welcome to ask more.


#3

@ njbuch - Thank you very much for your answer. :slight_smile:

So if I understand it correct, I can connect any “outside”-circuit to my board (as long as I use enough resistors) and when the circuit ist closed, for example someone press the button of the doorbell I’ll get a InterruptEvent. Correct so far?


#4

Indeed. :slight_smile:

(You probably just experienced “the digital enlightening” :wink: )


#5

@ andre.m - I’m mean the “outside” may have higher current than my board can handle so I need one or more resistors to reduce the current.

Forgive me, if I mix up some words but english is not my native language neither is electricity :wink: